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county. >> and a look back at some of the year's big stories in the u.s. of a. we'll be right back. ,,,, . >> there is the golden gate bridge, sunny and chilly. a few clouds around. aside from that, a nice day. ,,,,,,,, ban" bandwagon... as the new year begins tuesday. . >>> one of the bay area's largeet counties is jumping on the plastic bag ban bandwagon. as the new year begins on tuesday, the new ban applies to alameda county's unincorporated areas and the cities. the stores won't be able to give customers one-time use plastic bag. instead, bring your own bag or pay 10 cents for each recyclable paper bag. similar laws are in affect in san jose, san francisco and dozens of other california cities and counties. san jose said since the ban took affect, the number of plastic bags littering city streets has gone down 59%. >>> around here, we're seeing the sun shining finally. and -- . >> i am sure that is listed on paper. i am sure when they wrote that, it looked like a good idea. >> i butchered it twice now. >> plastic bag ban bandwagon. >> you got it. took a lot of practice. >> and
morning, if the u.s. supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 case, same sex marriages could resume here in california as soon as the u.s. court of appeals says that they should resume. that is the court that said prop 8 was uncon city i -- unconstitutional earlier this year. but today, the supreme court is scheduled to discuss whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage california voters approved in 2008. so if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled next year. >> there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: the court is also taking on several defense of marriage act cases from other parts of the country. if it decides not to take up prop 8, there's a possibility same sex marriages could resume r here in california, within a couple weeks. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> an arizona sheriff known for his hard line on immigration is defending his stance and doing it right here i
's family will argue against overturning the conviction. >>> it could be as soon as this morning when the u.s. supreme court announces whether it will take on same-sex marriage cases. one is an appeal from supporters of prop 8, california's voter-approved measure that limits marriage to male and female couples. it was previously struck down by a u.s. appeals court. some challenges to the federal defense of marriage act are also being considered. >>> and newly elected members of the state legislature will all be sworn in today in sacramento. the assembly will go first with a ceremony at noon. that is followed by the state senate at 3:30. both houses of course reshaped by last month's election as voters gave democrats two- thirds of majority that allowed them to raise taxes if they choose without any republican support. >>> on capitol hill, there are just 29 days left for lawmakers to get together and find a way of avoiding the so-called "fiscal cliff." if a budget plan is not approved by year's end, automatic tax hikes and across- the-board spending cuts will take effect. but democrats and rep
. but time will tell. thank you, grace. >>> the u.s. supreme court is keeping the political world in suspense over the issue of gay marriage. justices once again did not decide today that they will take up the case. they will meet again friday to determine which petitions they will hear next year. >> it's like well we have so many cases on the docket let's just nut off until next week. no big deal and that's what happened. so it's really the dog that didn't park. it's a case that hasn't been resolved yet and we are just waiting. >> here's what's at stake. if the court denies a review, marriages could start in days. otherwise the status quo maintains until the appeal plays out. >>> the bizarre tactic john mcafee said he used to evade authorities when left belize. >>> i'm len ramirez in san jose where there was another murder over the weekend pushing san jose's homicide rate to a 20 year high. just ahead what san jose officers say they are no longer doing that could help prevent further violence. >> how muni is changing course for the central subway. how the proposed new path is paved by politi
mcafee is staying at a miami beach hotel and working to stay in the u.s. so far, he says that u.s. authorities are not trying to question him in the death of his neighbor in belize. mcafee has been wanted for questioning in that country but he insists he did not kill anyone. he fears for his life if he returns to belize. >> this is not about a murder investigation. this began on the 30th of april of last year when 42 armed soldiers stormed my property shot my dog in the head. held me in the sun handcuffed with my hands behind my back for 14 hours destroyed a half million dollars of my property and let me go with no charges. >> john mcafee is now asking the state department to expedite visas for his 20-year- old belizean girlfriend and another friend. >>> susan rice is waving a political white flag withdrawing her name from consideration for secretary of state. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations was once considered a front-runner to take secretary of state hillary clinton's post but her comments following the deadly attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi sparked a washington
. it is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year with a crush of holiday packages. the u.s. postal service predicts a 20% increase in package deliveries compared to last year. that could help the struggling service recover from its recent billion-dollar losses caused by more americans replacing snail mail with email. >>> southwest airlines has a new fee. it will apply to people who fail to use their ticket if they don't cancel first. the discount carrier plans to raise the fees it already charges for early check-in and overweight bags. >>> we have a system brewing in the bay area today. time isn't good. >> right for the commute this morning so slick on the road. we have hit-and-miss showers outside right now. low-level moisture is spreading across the bay area. high-def doppler radar is tracking the system as it pushes through. you can see the scattered showers just enough to get roads wet this morning if you are heading out so be careful. we are look at scattered showers continuing right in toward the east bay toward danville and walnut creek. showers along the 680 corridor. watch
for same- sex marriage could happen in just a few hours when the u.s. supreme court will announce more cases it plans to take up. the high court did not include same-sex marriage in its list released friday afternoon. that left supporters of california's proposition 8 and opponents of the federal "defense of marriage act" hoping for action on those issues today. >>> a former bay area boy scout will be honored in sacramento this afternoon. 18-year-old ryan andresen was forced to leave his moraga troop because he is gay. he will be recognized for his bravery today by state assembly speaker john perez. >>> republicans and democrats are in a stalemate in negotiations to avoid that "fiscal cliff." as susan mcginnis reports, key players took to the sunday talk shows to make their case. >> reporter: the white house is already decorated for the holidays, but the mood here in washington is anything but festive. >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act, america will ring in the new year with $110 billion in spending cuts and a $500 billion tax increase leaving
to treatment. >>> an elite navy seal killed in a rescue operation in afghanistan this weekend is back in the u.s. 28-year-old nicolas cheque -- the body of nicolas cheque will be returned to his family. cheque was shot as he and his seal team rescued an american doctor held captive by the taliban. high school friends say cheque always wanted to be in the military. >> that was his plan. it wasn't college, it wasn't engineering. i'm interested in being in the military and living that lifestyle serving my country. >> 7 taliban members were killed in the rescue. cheque a 10-year veteran was part of the elite u.s. special forces team that killed osama bin laden. >>> a smoke smell forcing a las vegas-bound flight to make an emergency landing in sacramento. an airport spokesman said the alaskan airlines flight out of seattle landed just before 5:00 last night. on the ground, fire trucks and ambulances surrounded the plane. >> crew was being very calm and i was watching their eyes and their movements and i thought, they don't seem too stressed so i'm going to just stay calm until i see them looking stre
:00, president obama says the u.s. now recognizes syria's main opposition group as the legitimate representative of the country's people. the president's comments paved the way for greater u.s. support as the group tries to oust syrian president assad. >>> meanwhile, as the "fiscal cliff" deadline approaches, indications that the president and house speaker john boehner are reportedly talking again, at least by telephone. among the proposals, the white house may agree to less tax revenue but the speaker still wants to see what cuts the president will make. but publicly, neither side is giving anything away. >> we're still waiting for the white house to identify what spending cuts the president is willing to make as part of balanced approach that he promised americans. >> what is required is, you know, agreement by republicans to some specific revenues that includes raising rates. >> there is no indication that the president will compromise on taxes on the wealthy going up. >>> a soon-to-open bay area restaurant is wondering where are all the workers? black bear diner is set to open a restaurant
entered guatemala and was deported to the u.s. he admits to fake two heart attacks to speed up his deportation. he says corrupt police officers in belize will jail or kill him. >> when people are shot in belize during robberies constantly, the fact that he was my neighbor is why this is in the international press. i want to make this clear for the 100th time. i had absolutely nothing to did with the murder in belize. >> mcafee now faces questioning from the fbi and the irs for possible tax evasion. mcafee also says he is now broke. >> he has quite a story to tell. >> bizarre. >> crazy. hm. >>> well, 4:39 now. are you ready to jump? sorry, few signs of progress in the "fiscal cliff" standoff. >> plus a multi-billion-dollar question. what kind of debris was left behind in california from last year's tsunami? >> those bright lights in the night sky. what scientists say turned heads to the heavens across the bay area. we'll tell you when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, geminid ("gem-in-id") meteor shower hit its peak a few h ago. but some me >>> you might see a shooting star this morni
spending, the u.s. tax code, or stop across-the-board spending cuts. in both parties' weekly addresses, it's clear a big sticking point remains. >> it's a balanced plan one that would protect the middle class, cut spending in a responsible way, and ask the wealthiest americans to pay a little more. >> the president's tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. americans deserve to know what is the president proposing we do for the other 357 days of the year. >> reporter: both the house and the senate will be in session tomorrow. the senate is expected to take the lead and vote on the scaled- back bill then send it to the house. as many americans brace for the worst, patience is running out. >> they're playing games with people's lives. and i don't think that's correct. >> reporter: even if congress manages to break the gridlock in time, more trouble is just around the corner when the u.s. reaches the debt limit again in a few weeks. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> well, a new state law goes into effect tuesday. it worries people concerned about distracted driving. t
was rescued. >> dr. dilip joseph is free, but one u.s. navy seal lost his life in this mission. >> this fallen hero was a member of navy s.e.a.l. team 6. >> condolences pouring in after the tragic death of mexican-american singer jenni rivera, killed in a plane crash. >> for the first time since their prank call that led to the apparent suicide of kate middleton's nurse, those radio hosts are speaking out. >> we didn't have any idea like something like this could possibly happen. we couldn't see this p haing. it was meant to be a prank call. >> the midwest covered in snow this morning. some saw up to 17 inches of snow. >> you head out with your well dressed pet monkey. suddenly you two are separated. >> oh, my god, there's a monkey. >> the green bay packers has won 7 of their last 8. >> watch his right leg. oh, that didn't look good. >> as soon as i get hit, i screamed, like a man, of course. >> all that matters. >> if anybody out there who's, quote, rich doesn't think their taxes go up, the drinks are on me. >> on "cbs this morning." >> with all this twinkie talk, i about me. >> you're not th
in the u.s. speculation is rampant about what computer and where in the u.s. apple will manufacture its former assembly plant in elk grove one possibility. although some see apple's decision as a public relations move, one user says it's right for the times. >> i hope it's something tangible. this is also for the stakeholders. people on the ground actually working on the apple phones. >> reporter: low wages and low fuel costs were the main forces driving companies to start manufacturing overseas allen but over the decades we in that fuel costs are definitely up and wages in china as a result of some of this reporting of bad conditions there are on the rise 15 to 20% as well so it doesn't make as much economic sense as it used to. >> i'm sure consumers are wondering oh, yeah but does that mean all the apple products are going to cost more? will they raise prices on me is it. >> reporter: it's a competitive thing. they are getting a lot of mileage out of moving some manufacturing of one line of computers, the mac mini or the pro, they are getting publicity about that. other companies may
outside the u.s. when it's just as big a problem in the u.s. >> it's a national epidemic of children being bought and sold for profit. >> the human trafficking is really modernday slavery. >> reporter: sister foster is one of the nuns who has been working for the last six years to stop human trafficking in the bay area. the sisters work out of this quiet peaceful church in fremont. they don't work directly with the victims. instead, they work with local organizations that reach out to women who are forced into prostitution, providing those agencies with money and donating gifts to the victims. they also partner with the fbi to find help and resources for those victims, though the sisters admit they were reluctant to do so at first. >> i need the fbi because of the work that i'm doing. fbi needs us because we're that link to the community. >> reporter: and because of their work, the fbi today honored the sisters with the prestigious directors community leadership award. the sisters say the award is a recognition for all the organizations that fight human trafficking. >> it couldn't have bee
are refusing to cross picket lines forcing a shutdown of those terminals. the strike is costing the u.s. up to $1 billion a day and it could delay shipments of holiday gift merchandise. >>> president obama will host a group of governors today to talk about the upcoming "fiscal cliff." this is after they rejected a count proposal from congressional republicans. that plan promises to trim $2.2 trillion over 10 years and includes $900 billion in entitlement cuts, two-thirds of that from healthcare. it also offers $800 billion in new tax revenues but only if the money comes from tax reform and not from raising rates on the wealthy. and that's where the stalemate is stuck. >>> rates have to rise and republicans need to acknowledge that. that's the only way to get from here to there. >> the white house says the plans fails the balance test. tax hikes and spending cuts will automatically kick in on 1/1. >>> in your world, fighting has escalated in damascus. this comes after president obama issued a warning to president assad and his government not to use any chemical weapons. secretary of state hi
when the u.s. struck back at terrorism, reporting from on board the uss abraham lincoln in the persian gulf. she shied away from nothing, not even genocide >> there are 120,000 inmates in the 13 prisons. later that year she spent 10 days in afghanistan. >> what would you like people to know back mt.bay area? >> the reports covered the upcoming presidential election, security and the crease faltering steps toward stability. a trip to northern iraq was next. dana wanted the bay area to meet the kurd s, once sadam hue sane's victims, know thriving in a nearly independent region. when she took viewers to ghana it was so they could meet the recent past. first world electronics with the third world landscape and the distance past. >> a lot of people today were from the bay area. >> back in the u.s. it was a look at the future. the inauguration of america's first black president, and a look at how far we've come 20 years, but no matter where she was, dana was always on her own path. >> that hair. >> she's notorious for update her do. >> day ma cannot keep a hair style for more than three week
protesting two weeks ago when the president gave himself unrestricted power. >>> an norms u.s. official says secretary of state hillary clinton plans to meet with russian diplomats and a u.n. peace envoy for syria. the civil war ramped up in recent days with violent attacks and the u.s. fears syria's leader bashar assad is closer to using chemical weapons against anti-government rebels. >>> a new warning about a baby recliner titled to several infant deaths. >> plus, new tires, gps upgrades? the tricky way state lawmakers got taxpayers to fix up their personal cars. >>> and an amazing rescue under water how a group of scuba divers helped free a giant pregnant whale shark when we come back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, they cut off a thick rope tt had wrapped itself around te animal's body .. the whale k is 33 feet lon >>> a group of scuba dives in mexico rescued a pregnant whale shark. they cut off a thick rope that this wrapped itself around the animals' body. it could have been months or years. there's barnacles on the rope. the whale shark is 33 feet long. it weighs 15 tons. whale sharks are
on the u.s. consulate in libya. the report says grossly inadequate security because of management failures is to blame. ambassador chris stevens of the bay area along with three other americans were killed in the attack. the report concludes there was no protest before the ambush. that's all part of the unclassified portion of the findings. the rest of the information is only for those with high level clearance. >> it's going up to senate and house assigned reading rooms like we always do with classified information. >> the report acknowledged that the siege was unanticipated and they found no cause for disciplinary action. >>> house speaker john boehner wants a house vote on his latest plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff." boehner's plan b would raise taxes on everyone making more than a million dollars a year while cutting spending to benefit programs like medicare. democratic leaders have already rejected that idea. president obama had been firm about higher taxes for everyone making a quarter million dollars or more. but now, he appears willing to raise that cutoff point to $400,000. >>> o
. >>> reaction is expected on capitol hill this morning on a just-released report on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the report says grossly inadequate security due to management failure is to blame. ambassador chris stevens of the bay area along with three other americans were killed in the attack. the report says there was no protest before the ambush. it's all part of the unclassified portion of the findings. the rest of the information is only for those with high level clearance. >> it's going up to senate and house assigned reading rooms like we always do with classified information. >> the report did acknowledge the siege was unanticipated and found no cause for disciplinary action. >>> on capitol hill, house speaker john boehner wants a house vote on his plan b. that's to prevent the country from going off the dreaded "fiscal cliff." it would raise taxes on everybody making more than a million dollars a year while cutting spending to benefit programs like medicare. democratic leaders have already rejected that particular idea. >> we do not have a balanced plan when the pr
that strongly criticized security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya. four state department officials now, including the man in charge of security efforts are being forced out of their jobs. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, who is leaving and why? >> good morning to you norah. four individuals were pinpointed by investigators who determined that officials ignored requests for additional security and guards at the benghazi compound. secretary of state hillary clinton accepted the resignation of eric boswell, head of diplomatic security effective immediately. three other individuals were officially relieved of their duties, including security official charlene lamb and raymond maxwell an individual who worked in the near east division which oversees libya. the fourth person has not yet been identified. >> margaret, when do you think hillary will testify? >> secretary clinton was supposed to herself today. she won't be because she suffered that concussion and canceled the appearance on saturday. she says she's happy to work with congress and l
in the u.s., arriving in miami international airport yesterday after being kicked out of guatemala for entering the country illegally. mcafee snuck into guatemala to escape being questioned by police in belize on his neighbor's murder. no one knows where he is and what he plans to do next. >>> "fiscal cliff" christmas could be the new warning as negotiations come to a screeching halt once again. >> plus go-kart gone wild. the stunt caught on tape putting drivers in danger. >> and a live look from beverly hymns. the golden globe nominees will be announced right now. we'll update you when we come back. rs. happening right now: ,,,,,,,,,,,, look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good
:50. three u.s. senators are slamming the new movie about the osama bin laden raid. democratic senators dianne feinstein and carl levin and republican senator john mccain say zero dark 30 is grossly inaccurate and misleading. they are upset with the way the film depicts cia interrogations and they want the film studios to state that the movie is it not based on fact. >>> the manhunt is widening for a pair of convicted bank robbers who made a daring escape from prison. authorities say the two men tied their bedsheets into a makeshift rope to escape from a chicago correctional facility tuesday night. they climbed out of a 20-story window and scaled down the side of the building. then they changed clothes and took a cab. the fbi is offering a $50,000 reward for their capture. kind of sounds like a movie. >> on a bed sheet, two. >>> 5:24. just hours now to doomsday. of course not. nasa sets record straight about the end of the world. >> and no, it's not the latest in-flight meal. how 2,000 pounds of potatoes could improve your airplane wi- fi connection. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, on saturday. the sp
oversight. >>> and there's a sliver of hope toward ending the 21 month civil war in syria. an anonymous u.s. official told the "associated press" secretary of state hillary clinton and a top russian diplomat will hold a surprise meeting with the united nations peace envoy foreseers. still, this comes amid signs the country's leader bashar assad is edging closer to using chemical weapons against syrian rebels. >>> germany's cabinet today approved sending patriot air defense missiles to turkey to protect the country against attacks from syria. mortar rounds and shells from syria have killed several turks in recent weeks. the decision on the missiles must still be endorsed by the german parliament. >>> superstorm sandy and the "fiscal cliff." a lot of factors could shake up tomorrow's jobs report. we'll have a preview coming up. >> and it looked like new year's eve in seattle. pot smokers light up in celebration of washington's new law but it comes with some limitations. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ♪[ music ] >>> the music world is mourning the death of jazz pioneer dave brubeck who died yesterday
. >>> software tycoon john mcafee is back in the u.s. but no one seemed to know where he is. he was last seen leaving miami international airport just before 5:00 last night after being kicked out of guatemala for entering the country illegally. he has been trying to dodge police in belize who wanted to question him about his neighbor's murder. >>> 6:40. the nominations are out. who is up for best picture at the golden globes? we'll tell you. >> plus, fists fly. what happens when a high school rivalry boils over. >> and the market opened about 10 minutes ago. let's take a check of the early numbers. so far, so good. but it's early. we'll crunch the numbers with kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks. alabama ,,,,,,,, :ó [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make yoliday
in the u.s. senate daniel inouye of hawaii has died. the democrat had represented hawaii in congress since hawaii became a state in 1959. he was the highest ranking asian-american politician enoughs history. he lost hit right arm in battle in world war ii and received the medal of honor. >> he was the kind of man, in short, that america has always been grateful to have especially in her darkest hours. men who lead by example and expect nothing. >> mr. inouye died yesterday of respiratory complications. he was 88. >>> a new offer from president obama aimed at avoiding the "fiscal cliff." he met with house speaker john boehner at the white house yesterday. the president reportedly offered to curtail future cost of living increases for recipients of social security and softened his demand for higher taxes at upper income levels. boehner wants an earnings threshold of a million dollars for higher rates. if no deal is reached in the next two weeks, billions in tax hikes and spending cuts will go into effect. >>> well, millions of credit card customers should soon receive refunds from american e
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